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difficult issues that face the united states. so we are happy to have you. it's important to remember that yes, let's have quick applause for bob turner. [applause] do you know why? he may one day become a kingmaker himself. what we have to point out is acknowledging bob turner's election is that it requires for [inaudible conversations] across party lines. if you didn't know, bob turner is a republican in what would be otherwise considered a democratic district of brooklyn. mayor koch is not the first time -- and queens, you're right. so sorry. thank you for correcting me. but this is not the first time that mayor koch has crossed party lines. of course, remember, he voted for george bush in the second election, 2004. he actually famously said i don't agree with a single thing that george bush -- >> single domestic issue. >> with the exception of the fact that i think he is handling terrorism and a superior way. and that he was the most important issue. in the case of the movements, support for bob turner, you and i did an event shortly thereafter in which you explained your support
of the countries wider fiscal troubles. no doubt the united states faces a serious fiscal predicament that could turn into a crisis of credit, confidence, of our position in the world if not addressed. at some point financial insolvency at home will turn into strategic insolvency abroad. we are not there yet, but the longer the united states government delays in getting with countries long-term fiscal problems, will only make dealing with them later more painful and potentially more risky in terms of national security. we will get a preview of how damaging this scenario could be at the end of december when hundreds of billions of dollars in mindless across the board spending cuts will take effect for 2013. adding up to more than $1.2 trillion in reduced discretionary spending over the next decade. half of that coming from defense. the result would be grave damage to the u.s. military, homeland security, aviation safety, and virtually all other essential government operations. according to most experts, taking so much money out of the u.s. economy so soon and without any strategy, rationality, or
. i would see a press corps, especially from the united states which had really not very much experience to draw on, most of that world war ii cohort, like ernie pyle, john hersey, edward r. murrow, martha kilbourne, a lot of these folks had very little experience as war correspondent. some of them had experience as a journalist, but very few of them had been covering world war i. and so for them it was all new. and i was really, really impressed with the quality and the beauty indeed of some the things they wrote. ernie pyle, you know, jimmy had always been kind of a cartoon character. you know, the journalist in the foxhole. but some of the things he wrote were choose, i would love to share. >> that would be great spent see if i can put my finger on it passage here that i think really evokes his finest work. and it was the kind of thing he wrote that cat people, let's see, in the service at that time. some of the soldiers would send letters back home to the family and say i'm not going to bother sending you any more letters. if you really want to know what the war is like yo
to the united states, and nobody in this body has worked harder on bringing jobs home to the united states than the presiding officer, the senator from ohio, senator brown. well, the ryan plan would do exactly the opposite. it would tell big corporations that if they move their business operations overseas, they'll never pay taxes on those again. the ryan plan is really a jobs bill for china, for india, for korea. not for america. it's an offshoring rewards act. in addition to those upside down tax changes that harm the middle class and raise their taxes to cut taxes for the highest earners in this country, in addition to its inducements to offshore more jobs instead of bringing them home, the ryan budget would slash $2.9 trillion from our health care programs beginning for workers who retire in 2023, mr. ryan would convert medicare to a voucher system, which according to the nonpartisan congressional budget office would ultimately add an estimated $6,000 in annual out-of-pocket costs that our retirees, our seniors, would have to fork over. it's hard to imagine how future seniors living on a fi
>> there is no the community in the united states of america the votes overwhelmingly 90% for one party. in 1996 i realized we voted republican. we only -- were the only race in the united states of america that is done. it's created a system that decided the republican party where republicans say we've got to win without them. so somebody starts with whether they are racist or not racist, people say stupid things in both parties. i used to get into that debate. i don't anymore. i'm just about trying to build people up, not tear people down. so that was a stupid discussion. do i think that is reflective of the whole party? now i don't. i don't publicly that. my point, i'm not trying to defend him. i don't come to these discussions trying to defend republicans nor do i come trying to defend democrats. i comes and here's what i believe and here's what i support. getting back to the point, if were able to look at some kind of model where we to 20% of the african-american committee and we said okay, you be a democrat, get engaged, go work on the hill, be a big fundraiser, to the polic
. to some degree that is largely sitting on the united states. so won't imf put more pressure on the state u.s. congress to approve the change in the coming weeks and how confident are you that we're likely to see the completion of this reform before the annual meeting is at dover as the imf has plans? thanks. >> well, it's not just the united states. clearly there are others including energy 20 countries that has not yet ratified the reform that was committed to by the leaders in 2010. so it's not the u.s. issue. everyone focuses on the us because the u.s. has a very sizable quota in the institution and is my largest member, my largest shareholder if you will. but the u.s. is not alone in that camp. i certainly hope that the u.s. authorities at large, including congress, with appreciate how needed u.s. leadership is and how needed the imf role is going forward in order to address not the sort of remote crisis around the world, but the indirect consequences of those remote crisis is around the world, including on the u.s. economy. i think if there's one thing that we are learning from all th
said that the united states of america is one budget deal away from restoring its global preeminence, so he would think we would have a bugged and then you would think we would deal with the appropriations bills, which are the basic work of the senate. i and others on both sides of the aisle came to the floor earlier this year to compliment the majority and minority leader for their decision to bring all 12 appropriations bills to the floor. the committee did its work. is 1 o11 of the 12 have been red to the floor. the house did its work. but the majority leader said we're not going to consider any appropriations bills. mr. president, being elected to the senate and not being allowed to vote on appropriations bills is like being invited to join the grand ole opry and not be allowed to sing. we need a republican majority. if we had one, we could have a budget. if we had one, we will bring appropriations bills to the floor. we will debate them, amend them, vote on them and do our jobs. thank you, mr. president. the presiding officer: the senator from south dakota. mr. thune: there is n
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